BENEFITING: TEEN DIARIES FOUNDATION INC
ORGANIZER: TEEN DIARIES FOUNDATION INC
EVENT DATE: Sep 01, 2015
TEEN DIARIES FOUNDATION INC wrote -
More than 23 million children and teenagers in the U.S. are obese or overweight, a statistic that health and medical experts consider an epidemic. While obesity rates have soared among all age groups in this country, obesity is a particularly grave concern for children. Childhood obesity puts nearly one third of America’s youth at early risk for Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and even stroke – conditions usually associated with adulthood.
It’s not too late for our children. Every September, students, educators, physicians, and parents take a stand and fight back with jumping jacks. This year, you can help bring the message back to your state, city, school, workplace and home with SWEAT MAKES CENTS.
What is Sweat Makes Cents?
Sweat Makes Cents is the Teen Diaries Foundation’s (TDF) annual fundraiser and childhood obesity awareness campaign. Students complete as many jumping jacks as possible (a minimum of 100), post a short video of themselves in action on social media, and get friends, family, and followers to sponsor 10 cents for each jumping jack they complete. For example, 100 jumping jacks helps a participant raise $10 for charity! TDF uses the money to fund fitness programs for teen girls nationwide and student scholarships.
When is Sweat Makes Cents?
The fundraiser happens during Childhood Obesity Awareness Month! It begins September 1, 2015 and concludes September 30, 2015 with the awarding of prizes to the top student fundraisers.
Everyone participates! Principals can create a fundraiser page for their school, a fitness instructor can sign up for her class, a football team can kick off their commitment, or you can sign up as an individual. Anyone can show their support!
What can you do to help?
Don't want to create a team fundraising page? You can just make a contribution to the cause and/or help recruit sponsors for the organization through social media. Spread the word!
Is there a fundraising goal?
Our goal is to have at least 1,000 participants. With a $100 sponsorship from every supporter or team, the Teen Diaries Foundation can help 25,000 girls get moving across America.
Who are the winners?
The 20 participants with the highest sponsorship amounts will pick from special prizes from our elite sponsors.
Jump to it! Let's put the FUN in fundraising this year!
Thank you for supporting SWEAT MAKES CENTS!
Questions? Contact SMC@teendiariesfoundation.org.